Saturday, September 09, 2006

The End, Farewell





Hey, it's me ASimWen. I am an old lady now. Yep, have been livin' in this house now for a mite good while. It turns out everyone who ever lived here got what they wanted, or well just about. I reckon we can't count Jennifer and Freddie. I am sure they didn't wanna pass on. But that is the way it goes in the Sim World.

Me an' Harrys' kids are growin' up. I think the last time I talked with ya I had just had the twins, Minerva and Severus. They are in elementary school now. Our girl Cho is in high school. Heh. She is like me, she likes to have lots of parties and make friends. I reckon that is good, look where it got me? I have plenty of love and friends around me alla the time; and I have this great home to live in.

Alice and Norma Jean's boy is a teen-ager too. Danny finally knows for sure who his dad is, and feels comfortable with the knowledge. He has a liking to money. I reckon that is OK too. He will grow up to be bountiful.

Yep, Alice and Norma Jean finally came to their senses and got hitched. This old house saw a wedding to the likes it never had seen before. I went all out to make sure it was all good. Old friends came by that day, plus a couple of new ones.

George left the Cretin to move in with Joy and Freddie Jr. Well, they ended up gettin' hitched too, and had the baby George always wanted, bein' a Family Sim and all. I have a few photos to show you. Well,why don't I just get to it and drag out the photo album, now that you are up to speed on everything.




My girl Normal Jean still spent time crying buckets of tears. Alice was still holdin' the knowledge that he was Danny's father...and was havin' trouble convincin' Norma Jean he knew the truth. He was becomin' real frustrated thinkin' that if only he could crack a hole in that wall she had built around herself he could make her real happy and be a real family with her and Danny.




In the meantime I reckon I got a little impatient with Harry. He had been workin' in the culinary field for a long while and still hadn't reached the top of his career. After all, I reached the top of mine without any help from all the conveniences he now had. My goodness, he could use the energizer, the chocolate machine, the thinking cap, and the noodlesoother hat. I scolded him, told him he was bein' lazy. He even got fat.




Here is a picture of him that isn't too becoming. I mean, I still loved Harry and everything, he just needed a friendly nudge to keep him on track. I found out that even though all the residents of the Asylum Cretin were given a clean bill of health, they still needed some gentle guidance with their lives. Norma Jean couldn't open up to Alice because of the self conscious feelings she had before, and Harry had issues with his job, like he did as a child that sent him to the Cretin in the first place.




Alice and Danny in the meantime continued developing their relationship. Danny seemed to run to Alice everyday when he got off the bus to tell him about his school day. Norma Jean was always off in a corner somewhere crying, or laying in bed sleeping. Like she didn't have time for him.




But Danny was still a happy child. You know how kids have a second intuition? Well, Danny seemed to know everything was gonna be okay. I gotta give him that. Kudos! He didn't let nothin' get him down.




Danny would run next door quite often to Joy and George's to play with Freddie Jr. They became close friends. Yes, Freddie Jr. had a birthday. Like I said before, everyone is growin up.




Here is a picture of Freddie Jr. on his way to the school bus. Tis a shame he never got to meet his dad. Freddie had a voice like a songbird. We can only hope that Freddie Jr. picked up on his dad's musical abilities.




Ol' George didn't waste any time courtin' Joy. Seems like they fell in love almost as soon as he moved in. He got down on one knee and professed his love...




And there you go. They were engaged within a day or two after him movin' in.




Here is a picture of George and Joy tyin' the knot. They decided they didn't want a big wedding, George said he was gettin' too old for that stuff; didn't want to waste any time. Joy said she had already been through that once, didn't need to do it again.




Before you know it, they had a baby together. Looks and awful lot like George, although he has his mother's coloring. I can't right recall at this minute what they named the little tyke.




Cho finally had a birthday. She turned out to be a right pretty girl. She is a partier, like me.




Here is Danny's picture. See the boy in the back ground there? That is Severus. Yes, the twins grew up too, but I don't seem to have their birthday pictures. I reckon I was on strike with the camera that day.




Well, it happened one day Alice just finally got fed up with messin' around with waitin' for Norma Jean to come to her senses. He slipped a note under her door askin' her to put on her finest, and meet him in the flower garden that afternoon. He didn't sign it "Alice". He signed it "From Your Secret Admirer." I reckon Norma Jean was more curious than anything in the world to see who would send her a note like that. So she did it. She dressed up and went to the flower garden at the appointed hour of 3 pm. Alice was waiting on her with a ring. She said yes, and thought the whole thing was a good idea.




Many folks came to the wedding, which we held outside near the flower garden. You can see the twins there, Severus and Minerva. George and Joy came too. Yep, Joy had grown to elder too. My oh my. The man in the middle is one of the Widow clan...from Wen's Black Widow Challenge. Can't right recall his name. Oh see me? There in the back? Yep, I grew up too, right before Alice and Norma Jean recited their vows.




Gad, what an old lady I make!




Well, Alice was nervous right before the wedding. He spent a long time primping in front of the mirror. I reckon he was real concerned about makin' a good impression on Norma Jean.




Norma Jean fixed her self up real nice too. She even went shopping and found a nice gown to wear, (it had a push-up in it...helped her figure some!) and went to the beauty parlor and had her face and hair done. She did manage to find a color that looks good on her, powder blue. The rest of us tried to match the blue theme, but I just couldn't get the men to do it. I grew to elder in a gown that didn't match. I did have one on, before I aged.




Saying their Vows




Kissing the bride




Eating the cake!




I shoulda done what Harry did, and that is wait to age after the wedding nuptials. He did finally reach the top of his career...




Harry is back in the spotlight now. But it doesn't seem as bad doing cooking shows on TV than makin' movies. He is handlin' that OK.




So that is the end of it. Cho ends our story with sweet dreams of her first house party, which was a great success. After all, she has a great teacher!

Everyone is happy. Norma Jean and Alice finally got together as a family with Danny; George and Joy make a good family, George is beside himself havin' two boys to raise, Freddie Jr and his own. Me and Harry? Well, we were happy a long time ago. We were just fortunate it happened first.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Out Of The Mouths

WARNING!!!! This post contains graphic pictures of carnage and mass destruction. Viewer discretion is advised. ;)

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Darn. Here I am again. So alright. We remodeled the house, and Freddie and Joy got married and moved out to their own place. Actually, they purchased a nice little two bedroom rancher right next door to the Cretin. It was nice having them close by. We got to see Joy quite often, but Freddie kept to himself. All he ever really wanted was his own family.

We found out Norma Jean was pregnant, but she would not divulge who the daddy of her babe was. That was the biggest mystery around here. But we accepted Norma Jean and her secret. We had all lived together for so long.


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The day came when me and Norma had our babies. Only a day apart! She had a boy and named him Danny. We could not tell who he looked like...much...his complexion was sorta like Norma's but we couldn't tell anymore than that. Her mood seemed to lift a little with Danny's birth. She stopped prancing around the house so much in her under ware like she used to do. But underneath, she still seemed unhappy. The good thing is, she seems to have gotten over her fear of being "found in the nude". She never talked about that anymore.


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Harry and I had a daughter whom we named Cho. I said, "Cho? What kind of name is that?" Harry shrugged, and said he thought maybe he used to know somebody by that name. Sometimes he has trouble remembering people he had met as a child. He confided to me once that period in his life is just a big blur.


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It seemed like our babies were every body's babies. They were 'being raised by the village' so to speak.


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George especially loved caring for the children. I always hurt for George. He always wanted the same thing Freddie did. To have a wife and family. But he was not so fortunate as Freddie was, to find someone to love. That took it's tole on him.


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Sometimes I could hear him sobbing quietly in the middle of the night whilst he thought the rest of us slumbered. He always volunteered to stay up through the night to tend to the babies so the rest of us could sleep.


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In the meantime I went back to work after Cho's birth. Harry had gotten a job in the Culinary line of work. After all, he had developed many of the skills he needed for it when he was a 'resident' of the Asylum. He had plenty of creativity and logic skills. He just needed to study cooking a little more and he would have it made. So far, he has worked up to a Restaurateur.


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We started a round of birthdays. My goodness. We had been together so long everyone was growing up and getting older right before my eyes. Alice, being very quiet about the whole thing aged alone in his bedroom. Didn't want a lot of fuss. But I couldn't help myself, I love throwing parties. :) I had a birthday party for Cho and Danny on the same day.


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Norma was there to help Danny blow out the candles. He was such a cute baby!


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Cho blew out her candles as well, and Harry exclaimed how much she looked like me. I think she has her daddy's mouth. She definitely has his eyes.


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Our children learned together. Norma Jean seemed like she was pouring everything she had into her son. Her mood was never good enough for her to make smart milk for him though. I realized both of them could use a little help in that department, so I made it for him whenever I could.


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George was not faring so well either. On the day of his birthday, he had a Social Bunny attack. I wondered if he needed to start treatments again with the psychiatrist that treated him during the Asylum years.


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Finally the day came for Norma Jean's birthday. She dressed up in her best dress. She had never gotten a new formal when she was released from the Asylum. She wore the same one she had in her suitcase when she first came to the Cretin.


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Norma Jean aged gracefully. She still was a very beautiful woman. But the outlook for the rest of her life wasn't so good, it seemed.


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Alice was there for the children as well as George was. He helped them to develop potty training skills, and taught Danny how to walk. It was as if Alice had some kind of intuition about them. He seemed to very good with them, like George.


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It was the day when Cho and Danny grew up to kids, many things happened. It was a very pivotal time in our lives. Personally for me and Harry, I broke the news to him I was pregnant again. I could see it going through is mind. He sat silently at the table staring at his plate. I wasn't so sure about his feelings.



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Alice had an argument with Norma Jean. I heard them speaking in low harsh tones....Alice was saying..."Come on Norma Jean, the boy looks like me. Tell me! I am his father!" "Oh Alice, honey, we only did it one time. How could you be Danny's daddy? The chances are so small!" She tried to sound reassuring, but I am not so sure Alice believed her. He became sullen.

And now for the carnage and destruction....

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Joy had paid a visit, but didn't come inside. She was upset and crying, and it so happened that George met her outside. Joy said life was just so complicated....she needed to talk.
We had heard a commotion coming from their place next door a few months ago, but it was over before we could get over there to see what happened. She tearfully told George about Freddie.


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Freddie and Joy were very happy about their child that was yet due to be born. In order to support his new wife and child, Freddie had gotten a job in the military that took him out early every morning. One morning about 5 am he went outside to wait for his ride, and decided to lay and gaze upon God's sweet heavens and revel in his good fortune. How was he to know that some foreign country had pieces of their satellite crashing to the earth right at that moment? It was a fiery crash!


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Joy heard the awful commotion. She was inside baking toaster pastries for breakfast. When she arrived outside, her husband's body was there in the dessert sand broken and burned.

And now for a commercial interruption. I had heard of others getting quick satellite deaths lately...so I thought what the heck, I will have Freddie gaze, try it. He laid there less than 60 real life seconds, and he was gone. I was very surprised! He was in gold aspiration, with nearly all his needs filled. Makes me wonder if the programming on that was changed.


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Joy pled with the Grim Reaper for her husband's soul. But Death would not listen to her. "It is time!" Death roared. And he was gone. Joy was alone and pregnant, and had a grave in her yard. Freddie's grave. She needed money badly, and quickly. She was able to sell the space junk to a junk dealer for $1,999 simoleons. But she would not sell Freddie's grave stone. She kept it, right in the front yard.


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Joy and Freddie's little boy was born shortly after his daddy's death. Joy named him Freddie Junior. He was a good baby.


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Joy worked hard at being a good mother, and working in the Culinary field. She had all but 4 cooking skills to reach the top of her career. She was very diligent. But knew something was missing in her life. She wanted Freddie back.


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Freddie Junior was growing quickly. Joy became increasingly concerned about him. The night Freddie grew up to toddler, Joy had to work, she was due a promotion she and Freddie Junior needed the money. So nanny helped the little boy age. Joy thought if Freddie Sr. had been alive, they probably would have had a nice party for Junior.

Freddie Junior looked very much like his father. Joy's distress elevated.


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That is when George comforted Joy with kind words. He wished he could be there to help her in her time of need. After all, Cho and Danny were grown to kids now, and he really wasn't needed anymore. George did not know I was pregnant again. I wasn't about to tell him.


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Joy said she could certainly use the help with Freddie Jr. He was on the cusp of growing up to child himself. Joy was happy with the thought Junior would have a male influence in his life. It was decided.


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George moved out of the Cretin, and into Joy's house. To share a life with her and Freddie. I wish them well.


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In the mean time, Alice began thinking maybe he needed to change. He knew Danny was his. The old life he had lived of covering up his true self was over. No longer did he need to wear makeup to distort his face. He knew who he was finally...for the first time in his life. He was Alice Cooper, with a son named Danny. Now all he had to do was convince Norma Jean he knew the truth.


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Alice spent as much time as he could with Danny. He had a job in the Athletic field, but wasn't really concentrating on it. He had worked his way up to Starter, but preferred to spend time with his boy. He missed a lot of work. He was in danger of losing his job.


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Cho and Danny got along, and spent hours playing games together. Danny did not have a clue about his parentage. Alice preferred to tell him with Norma Jean at his side. For now, Alice was happy with things the way they were. He would find a way to work it out.


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Danny started asking questions, but Alice skirted the issue. Norma sill would not talk about it. Danny asked his mother about his father quite often. He looked around. He saw that Cho had me and Harry. He saw his mother Norma Jean. Then he saw Alice. Sometimes I think Danny knew, but being a child was afraid to come out and say something like that. It was huge knowledge. Children are very perceptive.


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Cho in the meantime helped alot around the house. She was a very serious and studious little girl. She was excited about the fact that Harry and I were expecting again, and wanted a little brother or sister. She did everything she could to make life easier for me.


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Finally, the day came when it was time for me and Harry's second child to be born. Norma Jean came out of her depressed state long enough to assist in the birth. I was glad to have her there. Harry and Alice both were at work.


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I had (cheesecake) twins! Harry named them again, after people he thought he knew. A boy and a girl...he named them Severus and Minerva. I thought for a moment the names were rather odd, but then they were Harry's son and daughter. He had the right to name them what ever he wished.


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In the meantime, Alice decided to try a different approach to get Norma Jean to open up about Danny's parentage. He thought the soft approach would crack the brick wall Norma had built around herself. Maybe he is right.


To be continued....